Last updated on February 14th, 2018 at 02:31 pm
Outdoor wedding games are a fun way to make sure your guests are totally entertained! Great for cocktail hours and receptions.
When we were planning our wedding, Ryan and I decided that we didn’t want to dance. We have nothing against dancing, but it just isn’t our favorite—and why should we do something that isn’t our absolute favorite on our wedding day?
But you know what we do love? Games! So we decided to have lawn games for our friends (and us!) to enjoy during the cocktail hour and the reception after dinner. We had corn hole, ladder golf, croquet, and giant Jenga. It was all So. Much. Fun. And apparently intense, based on the photos.
If you’re looking to make some of your own games for your wedding or other outdoor event (how much fun would these be at a family BBQ?), here are a bunch of DIYs for you to check out!
This Four-in-a-Row game, built by Build Basic, is a great one if you haven’t a lick of athletic talent! And it’s good for kids as well, if they know how to play the plastic version. You can also buy an unfinished version on Etsy.
While it’s fairly easy to buy a Croquet Set, how sweet would it be to build your own with your new last name on the handle, like this tutorial from At Second Street. You can also get a solid Amish set here.
I love this version of the Ring Toss game from Woman’s Day. Who knew that old bottles, paint, and embroidery hoops could be so elegant? If you just don’t feel like doing the DIY, you can get a pretty personalized version here.
I love this Matching Game from DIY Studio, but it would be so fun for a wedding with photos of the bride and groom!
Buy Outdoor Wedding Games
Here are a few more handmade options from Etsy: